Peter Temple had a successful career as a journalist, editor, and academic before turning to writing. His crime fiction novels transcend the genre and have made him one of Australia's most popular and successful authors of the past two decades. He has won many literary prizes, including the prestigious international crime writing prize the Duncan Lawrie Dagger award for The Broken Shore, and the 2010 Miles Franklin award for Truth.
On our shelves:
- The Broken Shore (From the Broken Shore series)
- Dead Point (From the Jack Irish series)
- In the Evil Day
- An Iron Rose
- Shooting Star
- Truth (From the Broken Shore series)
His short story Kingdom Come can be found in The Best Australian Stories 2003, edited by Peter Craven.
Peter Temple also supplied the introduction, A novel of menace, for the 2009 reissue of the Australian classic:
- An interview with Peter Temple about Truth. From ABC's Radio National Books Show from the November 5, 2009. You will find an audio link you can download of this program as well as a transcript of the interview.
- Peter Temple talks to Bob Cornwell
The Broken shore:
- Anderson, Patrick, 2007, 'Brutal eloquence' The Washington Post, June 18
- 'The Case for Peter Temple's The Broken shore' The Conversation, 2014, July 1
- Gordon, Edmund, (2010) 'Truth by Peter Temple', The Guardian, January 10
- Harsh Heart of Truth, 'The Age', September 26, 2009
- McEvoy, Marc, (2010), Crime novel makes history, that's the 'Truth', The Age, June 23